Brad Pitt called out by F1 fans for gatecrashing British Grand Prix race interviews

Brad Pitt called out by Formula One fans for gatecrashing British Grand Prix race interviews
Brad Pitt was spotted in the background while Formula One drivers were giving post-race interviews (Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images, @leclercsletters/X)

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND: Hollywood star Brad Pitt left Formula One fans displeased this past weekend when he gatecrashed at post-race interviews following the British Grand Prix.

The 'Bullet Train' actor also appeared with his girlfriend Ines de Ramon, confidently strolling through the crowds at the racing event on Sunday, July 7.

Brad Pitt, star of the upcoming Formula One based movie, Apex, and Damson Idris, co-star of the upcoming Formula One based movie, Apex, walk on the grid in front of Carlos Sainz of Spain driving (55) the Ferrari SF-23 on track during the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone Circuit on July 09, 2023 in Northampton, England.
Brad Pitt and Damson Idris walk on the grid in front of Carlos Sainz of Spain driving (55) the Ferrari SF-23 (Getty Images)

Brad Pitt gatecrashes post-Grand Prix race interviews

Alongside drivers like Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in the paddock, the A-list actor was spotted filming sequences for his new sports action thriller, which is aptly named 'F1', per Daily Mail.

While Pitt and his co-stars were found filming the Joseph Kosinski-directed movie at several races over the past year, several F1 fans took offense on Saturday, July 6, afternoon.

The Oscar winner, 60, was spotted entering the media pen following his qualification for an "interview" alongside real reporters.

Fernando Alonso of Aston Martin appeared puzzled as the Hollywood star made his way toward the journalists, suggesting that not even the drivers were impressed by the sighting.

One X (formerly Twitter) posted a clip from the post-race interviews and wrote: "Fernando's face watching brad pitt has me"


Many fans objected to the fact that Pitt was standing next to Lando Norris from McLaren as he was talking about his challenging qualifying session.

Norris finished third in the British Grand Prix after losing places to Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in the closing stages

Pitt and co-star Damson Idris were spotted entering the media area to do post-race interviews as Norris cut a sad figure.

Formula 1 fans made fun of how ridiculous the whole thing was as soon as footage of Pitt and co-star Idris stepping in behind Norris went viral.

Another X user wrote, "Bro having the worst day of his life and there's Brad Pitt," alongside an image of Norris' post race interview.


F1 fans slam Brad Pitt for 'unserious' behavior

Formula 1 fans had mixed feelings about Brad Pitt's appearance at the British Grand Prix as one X user wrote, "Lando having a heartbreaking interview meanwhile the fake f1 drivers from the goofy movie walking up behind him and doing their interviews i can’t do this shit anymore this sport is so unserious."

The same user added in a follow up tweet, "Like be so fr w me read the f***ing room brad pitt now is not the time," along with clips from the interview.

Another added, "Imagine you just had a stinker of a race and there’s brad pitt right behind you having a fake interview about his imaginary race win."

One remarked, "Some of the drivers having the worst day of their lives while brad pitt and damson idris are giving their fake interviews i cannot."





"Can you imagine being a driver this season and the entire time you’ve just gotta deal with brad pitt just in the background larping on his own," chimed in another.

The same user continued: "I truly can’t get over it he’s literally there. at their job. PRETENDING to do their job???? it’s so funny."



Brad Pitt's penchant for speed as he stars in upcoming racing movie 'F1'

The first teaser video for Brad Pitt's Formula 1 racing car in his upcoming film 'F1' was released during the Formula 1 British Grand Prix on Sunday, July 7, which the Hollywood icon attended with his girlfriend Ines de Ramon.

Filming is expected to proceed until the end of this year, with participation from all ten Formula One teams, drivers, the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile, and event organizers.

Javier Bardem, Kerry Condon, Tobias Menzies, Kim Bodnia, Sarah Niles, Samson Kayo, and Callie Cooke are among the other cast members.

According to the film's synopsis, the 'Legends of the Fall' actor plays a former driver who rejoins Formula 1 at APXGP, a made-up team on the grid, per Daily Mail.


Together with actor Damson Idris, who portrays Joshua Pearce, Pitt's teammate, they "compete against the titans of the sport".

Director Joseph Kosinski, who directed 'Top Gun: Maverick' starring Tom Cruise, is helming this Pitt-starrer Formula One racing film.

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